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Fire Rescue
The Fire Rescue Department are dedicated professionals who protect the life, health, property, and natural resources of the citizens and visitors of Tamarac by providing the highest quality emergency medical services, fire suppression, and education..

Program Description
The Fire Rescue Department maintains an ISO Class 2 rating striving for an ISO 1 rating within the next two years. These professional standards allow the organization to provide services that protect lives and property through an effective and efficient emergency response. These major services include fire prevention and inspection, training, public education, fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazard mitigation and emergency management efforts.

Goals & Objectives
In support of Goal #2, Strong Economy in A Healthy Environment, the Department will be recognized as a high quality organization who uses up-to-date technology and techniques to improve annual processes and safe practices. In support of Goal #3, Dynamic Organizational Culture, the Department will maintain a highly motivated staff characterized by integrity, education, and commitment, and maintain a high level of professionalism towards our customers. In support of Goal #4, Clear Communication, the Department will provide current information to customers regarding programs and services and gather feedback. In addition, the Division will prepare and provide accurate data records to continue to improve service delivery methods through ongoing Transactional Analysis. In support of Goal #5, A Vibrant Community, the Department will respond to all emergencies in a safe and timely manner, will provide the highest quality EMS, fire and hazard mitigation, specialized services, and information services. Tamarac Fire Rescue will pursue department accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CAFI) by 2015.

Performance Measures   FY 13
 FY 14
 FY 2015
Percent completion of the annual fire hydrant inspection program in accordance with Florida Statutes and ISO guidelines. (n = 2,333) 2,337 2,359 2,359
Hours of professional development training per firefighter in accordance with ISO guidelines. Target > 240 hours. 100% 100% 100%
Respond to all emergency incidents in eight minutes or less from 9-1-1 call to scene arrival in an effort to meet professional standards such as the National Fire Protection Association recommendation. (Target ≥ 90%) 91% 90% 90%
EMS Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC) of cardiac arrest victims (industry average = 10%). Target goal ≥ 30% 48%  30% 30%

Contact Us
Fire Station
Mike Burton

Fire Chief

6000 Hiatus Rd.
Second Floor
Tamarac, FL 33321

Ph: (954) 597-3800
Fx: (954) 597-3810


Administration Hours
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm